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Ang runs for Rett Syndrome

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September 29, 2010

please help Rett Syndrome Research Trust improve the lives of 1 in 15,000 little girls by donating to my project.  See more
Angela Coppa

THE STORY:

On November 7, 2010 I am running the New York City Marathon and wanted to take this opportunity to raise some money for a cause that has become very close to me this year. Rett Syndrome Research Trust is an organization I've come to know because of little Anna Gutierrez, the daughter of my cherished friends Stef and Manny, who was just diagnosed with Rett Syndrome early this year. Anna is a beautiful and smart girl but her diagnosis presents her with daily challenges greater than running 26.2 miles. Rett Syndrome affects 1 in 15,000 girls, many of whom will never speak or walk and have trouble using their hands. Every girl is different. What isn't different is the genetic mutation causing their condition. The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) is actively engaged in research to determine if this condition can be reversed, which would enable its sufferers to lead normal lives. My hope is that through RSRT one day Anna's condition will be reversed and she will be able to do all these things and much more.

A few more reasons "why" RSRT:
-$0.98 of every dollar goes directly to research
-the prevalence of Rett Syndrome equals that of Cystic Fibrosis, Huntingtons and ALS but is vastly underfunded in comparison to those disorders
-Through the work of RSRT Rett Syndrome has already been reversed in a mouse, if this science can be successfully applied we will see tangible results in humans
-If Rett can be reversed a huge window of possibility for reversing other neurological disorders will be opened

For more information about RSRT: http://www.rsrt.org/
For more information about little Anna: http://www.theannastory.org/
or here: http://www.girlpower2cure.org/anna

http://reverserett.wordpress.com/

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To This Fundraiser

$1,045

MONEY RAISED
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  • Angela Coppa

    $100

  • Casey Gillan

    $50

  • Devon

    $25

  • Abuelos Rassi

    $100

  • Niki Rees

    $25

  • Mai La

    $50

  • Alex

    $25

  • Michael Shuman

    $50

  • Jason Franklin

    $25

  • Rich Feldman

    $50

  • Elizabeth Cassano

    $100

  • Carissa Williamson

    $25

  • Stefanie and Manny Gutierrez

    $50

  • The Mascolino's

    $50

  • The Mascolino's

    $50

  • Kathleen Cotter

    $20

  • Papa Christopher

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

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The Team: $1,045 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Papa Christopher

Papa Christopher

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Kathleen Cotter

Kathleen Cotter

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

The Mascolino's

The Mascolino's

DONATION: $50

Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful thing for my cousin's family! 6 years ago

The Mascolino's

The Mascolino's

DONATION: $50

This is wonderful. I am sure my cousin and her family are thrilled to have such support! 6 years ago

Stefanie and Manny Gutierrez

Stefanie and Manny Gutierrez

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Carissa Williamson

Carissa Williamson

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Elizabeth Cassano

Elizabeth Cassano

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Rich Feldman

Rich Feldman

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Jason Franklin

Jason Franklin

DONATION: $25

6 years ago